Windjammers

aka: Flying Power Disc, Windjammers: Flying Disc Game
Moby ID: 16956
Arcade Specs
Buy on PlayStation 4
£11.99 new on Playstation.com

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Windjammers is based on a real-life sport known as Saucer Tennis or Frisbee Tennis. Two players face off in an arena with a low net in the middle. Points are scored by throwing a disc into the goals behind a player or whenever the opponent is not able to catch the disc in time. There are two moves: a regular throw and a lob. By using quarter-circle movement, players can also add effect to the throw. To catch difficult discs, they can slide to reach them faster.

There are six characters to choose from, with specific abilities and their own court fit for their skills. A single game consists of short sets of 30 seconds (international version) or 45 seconds (Japanese version). The game is won after winning two sets or sudden death after two draws.

For the futuristic touch, signature moves are added. To charge the meter used for special moves, the player need to block, toss or lob the disc and then charge while the disc is in the air. These moves can be countered and sometimes they knock an opponent into the goal.

Two mini-games are included in-between levels: play fetch with a dog and Flying Disc Bowling.

Spellings

  • フライング・パワー・ディスク - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

20 People (16 developers, 4 thanks)

Project Leader
Planner
  • Adachi Pentax
Programmer
Graphic Designer
Bug‑Dashi's
Sound Creator
Special Thanks
  • Steve Miller (as S. Miller)
  • E. Kariya (as E. Kariya)
  • Data East Corp. all staff
  • Data East Inc. all staff
© 1994
  • Data East Corporation

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Average score: 81% (based on 23 ratings)

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Regional differences

In non-Japanese versions of the game, the British player Steve Miller (named after the developer of the same name) is replaced by the Korean player Beeho Yoo. The sprites are exactly the same; only the name, voice and the country flag have been changed.

The default rule settings of the Japanese version have matches that last 45 seconds and the score threshold of 15, while international versions last 30 seconds and have a score threshold of 12.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Sciere.

Neo Geo CD added by Corn Popper. PlayStation 4, PS Vita added by mars_rulez. Wii added by Michael Cassidy. Nintendo Switch added by Rik Hideto. Arcade added by chirinea.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, Plok, Rik Hideto.

Game added March 17, 2005. Last modified April 8, 2024.